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13
Aug

What is Family Law?

Family Law 101 Family law is the legal practice that focuses on issues involving family relationships including divorce, child custody, paternity, and adoption. Attorneys practicing family law represent their clients in family court proceedings and in related negotiations. A family law attorney will draft important legal documents including court petitions and property agreements, litigate contested matters, and negotiate for the best interests of their clients.What Kind of Matters Fall Under the Practice of Family Law? The most common family law issues also pertain to visitation rights, child and spousal support, the division of marital assets, guardianship, and child protection. Howe ...

06
Aug

How is Debt Divided in a Divorce in Florida?

Division of Debts During Divorce During a divorce in Florida, certain assets are subject to division by the courts. The same is true for the division of debts and that can include everything from credit cards to your mortgage. However, there are debts that are not subject to division and they are classified as premarital and non-marital. Premarital debts include debts that a spouse incurred before the marriage. Non-marital debts include debts acquired during the marriage that are only listed in one name and have not been used to contribute to the marriage or marital assets. It is not always easy to determine exactly what category your debt will fall into under Florida law, but consulting wi ...

01
Aug

Keeping the Marital Home in a Divorce

Have a Plan For the Marital Home The marital home should be treated as an asset during divorce, and while it is understandable that the home may be very important to you emotionally, it is important to be aware of all the practical and financial aspects of whether to sell your home, keep it, or allow your spouse to keep it. If you are getting ready to go through a divorce and are struggling with this issue, seek the expertise of In Law We Trust, P.A. As attorneys who represent men in the Tampa Bay area, we can review your financial situations, explain all your options, and discuss what the economic impact of those options might be for you.Will Moving Out of the House Be Considered Aband ...

16
Jul

Options For Fairly Dividing the Home Value During a Divorce

Dividing the House Value During Divorce In Florida, as an equitable distribution state, assets are divided during divorce based on their value. Before you decide how you will split up the home, you will need to have its value determined. While it is possible for you to calculate your home’s worth based on comparable properties in your area, it is a better idea to hire the services of a professional appraisal. Once you have a fair market value or appraisal of your home, you can then better evaluate your options as to how to move forward. In Law We Trust, P.A., the top attorneys in Tampa for representing men in family law matters, can’t stress enough the importance of properly valuing this a ...

03
Jul

Factors That Affect the Best Interest of Your Children

Parenting Plan and “The Best Interests of the Children” If you are preparing for divorce and children are involved, no doubt you have heard a lot about the importance of a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan states how you and the other parent will share in parental responsibilities and time-sharing, and is of critical importance to the well-being of the children. The court has no partiality toward either a mother or a father, and will make its decision by approving a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child. Determining what will be best for the children isn’t always easy. Many factors will be considered by the court before a plan is accepted. It is important for you to ta ...

25
Jun

What is the Required Parenting Class for Divorce in Florida?

What is the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course? Co-parenting can be challenging at times, but there are many things that you can do to make it more productive and easier for all concerned. Taking a parenting class can be the first step in helping ensure a smoother transition for you and your children as you transition through the divorce process.Florida Statute 61.21 requires that both parents involved in a divorce take and complete the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course if they have children under 18 years old. This course usually takes four hours, can be done on-line or in a physical classroom, and must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and ...

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